The Verisyse™ lens is used to treat moderate to extreme cases of nearsightedness in patients. The lens is implanted inside a patient’s eye where it acts like a pair of glasses or contacts to refocus light rays onto the retina to correct the patient’s vision. The Verisyse™ lens is considered a good option for patients who were previously not good LASIK candidates due to higher refractive errors or thin corneas. These patients now have a way of correcting their vision without the burden or hassle of glasses or contacts.
The Verisyse™ lens may be used in patients who are over 21 years of age with between 5 and 20 diopters of nearsightedness with up to 2.5 diopters of astigmatism. In order to know if you are a good candidate for the lens, you will need a thorough eye exam with Dr. Balin. At this appointment Dr. Balin will assess the general health of your eye and determine if you have adequate space inside the eye to receive the lens.
Dr. Balin implants the Verisyse lens at the Cataract & Laser Center in West Springfield on an out-patient basis under local anesthesia. One eye is treated at a time. The lens is made out of a hard plastic material. It is the same material that has been used to make cataract lens for over 50 years. During the procedure Dr. Balin will make a small incision inside the eye. The Verisyse™ lens is inserted and positioned in front of the natural lens of the eye. Because the natural lens is not removed during the procedure the patient will not experience any loss of intermediate or near vision after the surgery. The entire procedure takes approximately 30 minutes to perform.
If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for the Verisyse lens, contact the office at 1-800-436-3937 or 413-584-6666. We will be happy to schedule your refractive pre op exam with Dr. Balin.